Upcoming Events

Annual Events

 

Workshops

LAPBC hosts a variety of workshops throughout BC. Workshops are free or offered at a nominal cost and some qualify for CPD hours. Regular topics include:

  • procrastination and effective decision making
  • communication skills
  • maintaining effective boundaries
  • meditation and mindfulness based stress reduction
  • job search, interviewing skills and career transition

Check back for announcements regarding upcoming workshops or contact us to ask to be added to our mailing list:

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

“Overcoming Procrastination” – 5 CPD Credits
In 4 Noon-Hour Workshops
Starting September 27, 2017

Procrastination is a common and serious problem among lawyers and can be very difficult to overcome. Willpower, self-criticism and sporadic efforts to eliminate the behavior are usually ineffective. In this workshop, you will discover why you procrastinate and learn ways to reduce or eliminate procrastination. You will also learn the process of effective decision-making to reduce time wasting behaviours. This course uses a combination of exercises, group support, discussions and assignments to help you change these unproductive ways of being.

Limited to 12 participants

When: Sep. 27 and Oct. 4, 11 and 25, 2017
Where: LAP boardroom 415-1080 Mainland St. Vancouver B.C.
Time: 12:15 -1:30 pm Fee: $105.00 –includes tax

Registration:
Email your completed form to (info@lapbc.com) info (at) lapbc (dot) com send by fax to 604-685-2179 or mail with your cheque to the LAP office at #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 2T4

Click here to download Overcoming_Procrastination_Vancouver_Sept_to_Oct_2017

 

 The Grieving Process – Three 2-Hour Evening Sessions

LAPBC is offering a three-session evening program for lawyers who are working through the grieving process. This confidential program will focus on “what’s normal”, managing relationships with others, healing, resiliency, life after loss, as well as other related issues. It will be facilitated by Michael Kahn, LPC (Oregon), JD.

When: Monday: September 18th, 25th and October 2nd, 2017
Where: LAP office #415-1080 Mainland St. Vancouver B.C.
Time: 5:30 pm-7:30 pm Fee: $50.00 (including $2.38 GST)

Michael Kahn, LPC, JD has been a counselor since 1994 and practised law with the Attorney General’s Office for the State of New Jersey for 6 years. He presents on ethics, diversity, wellness and grief for lawyers and mental health professionals. Michael wrote the chapter Saying Goodbye: Loss and Bereavement” in Cinemeducation, Volume 2: Using Film and Other Visual Media in Graduate and Medical Education.

Registration: email us your completed form at (info@lapbc.com) info (at) lapbc (dot) com, send by fax to 604-685-2179 or mail with your cheque to the LAP office at #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 2T4

Click here to download Grief_Workshop_September_18_to_October_2_2017

 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction & Meditation for Lawyers

Lawyers have many more stressors than most people and can be overwhelmed with thoughts of real potential problems. This is a series of four Friday noon-hour classes where lawyers can learn all about mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and meditation methods. These techniques have numerous evidence based benefits. These include improved physical, emotional and mental well-being; improved concentration, clarity and focus. You will learn simple, practical meditation methods as well as cognitive strategies through the use of experiential exercises.

This class is facilitated by Susan Burak, J.D., M.A., R.C.C., who has been a practising lawyer for over twenty years and has extensive training in MBSR Techniques.

When: Fridays September 15th, 22nd, 29th, and October 6th, 2017
Where: Boardroom, 415 – 1080 Mainland St., Vancouver, B.C.
Time: 12:15 noon – 1:30 p.m. Cost: $75.00 inclusive of $3.57 GST

Registration: email us your completed form at (info@lapbc.com) info (at) lapbc (dot) com send by fax to 604-685-2179, or mail with your cheque payable to the Lawyers Assistance Program of B.C. to the LAP office at #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, B.C., V6B 2T4

Click here to download Mindfulness_Based_SR_ Meditation_for_Lawyers_Notice_September_to_October_2017

 

Options for Lawyers Workgroup 

Options for Lawyers is a free, drop-in networking, education and support group for lawyers making job or career transitions and for lawyers wishing to examine their options both personally and professionally. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 12:15-1:30 pm at the LAPBC Vancouver Office (#415 – 1080 Mainland Street).

Details for the next Options Workgroup are as follows:

Topic:  “Poor Posture and Back Pain”
Learning techniques to improve your posture and alleviate back pain

When:  Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Where:  LAPBC Vancouver office – #415-1080 Mainland St., Vancouver, BC
Time:  12:15-1:30 pm
Registration: Drop-in – No registration required
Cost: Free

Four out of every five Canadians suffer from back pain. Working in the legal profession requires long hours of pouring over material in a high stress, pressured environment. These factors contribute to poor posture, a weak core and ultimately back pain. In this workshop you will learn simple, proven techniques on how to improve your posture while sitting, or standing at your desk, de-stress and increase focus while you work and reduce lower back and neck pain. This workshop will be invaluable if you suffer from back pain and will provide you with proactive ways in becoming part of the twenty percent that do not suffer from back pain.

Click here to download Options_Notice_August_16_2017

 

 

 

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Email: info@lapbc.com
Phone: 1.888.685.2171 or 604.685.2171
Fax: 604.685.2179
Mail: #415 – 1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 2T4

Support Groups

Working Step Groups start on a regular basis. Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Codependents Anonymous – Vancouver

Date: Tuesdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Vancouver Office – #415 – 1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Drop-in

Codependents Anonymous – Victoria

Date: Wednesday
Time: Noon
Where: LAPBC Victoria Office – 620 View Street, Victoria, B.C. (Call to confirm Suite #)
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Lower Mainland

Date: Thursdays
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Vancouver Office – #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Drop-in. Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Abbotsford

Time: 5:00 pm
Details:
Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyers in Alcoholics Anonymous – Victoria

Date: Thursdays
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Victoria Office – 620 View Street, Victoria, BC (Call to confirm Suite #)
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyer Accountability Group – Vancouver

An adjunct to 12-step recovery in which members provide support to each other.
Date: Thursdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Vancouver Office – #415-1080 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyer Support Group – Victoria

Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 4:30 pm
Where: LAPBC Victoria Office – 620 View Street, Victoria, BC (Call to confirm Suite #)
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Lawyer Support Group – Nanaimo

Date: Mondays
Time: 5:00 pm
Details: Please James Dunn at at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or (jdunn@lapbc.com) jdunn (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details

Professionals Accountability Group – Kamloops

Date: Thursdays
Time: 5:30 pm
Details: Please contact Derek LaCroix at 604.685.2171 or 1.888.685.2171 or  (derek@lapbc.com) derek (at) lapbc (dot) com for additional details